Magnolia has acquired the worldwide rights to A Glitch In The Matrix, a sci-fi documentary from director Rodney Ascher that is set to premiere at the Sundance festival.
Ascher is the director of Room 237 and The Nightmare, and his latest film examines the idea that maybe we’re all living in a simulation as presupposed by The Matrix.
To tackle this wild idea, Ascher uses a noted speech from Philip K. Dick to dive down the rabbit hole of science, philosophy and conspiracy theory. Leaving no stone un-turned in exploring the un-provable, the film uses contemporary cultural touchstones like The Matrix, interviews with real people shrouded in digital avatars and a wide array of voices, expert and amateur alike. If simulation theory is not science fiction but fact, and life is a video game being played by some unknowable entity, then who are we, really? A Glitch In The Matrix attempts to find out.
“A Glitch In The Matrix is a mind-scrambler in the most profound, accomplished way,” Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles said in a statement. “Rodney Ascher has made a work that will have you legitimately questioning your universe.”
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